Short CV/Education and training

  • 2011
    Professor (full professor), Medical Anthropology, Malmö University

  • 2009
    Docent (associate professor), Medical Anthropology, Malmö University

Higher education

  • 2002
    Ph.D., Social Anthropology , Lund University

  • 1995
    M.A., Social Anthropology, Lund University

Basic education

  • 1990
    B.A., Linguistics, Lund University

Selected publications

  • Johnsdotter S (2018). "The impact of migration on attitudes to female genital cutting and experiences of sexual dysfunction among migrant women with FGC." Current Sexual Health Reports 10(1): 18–24.

  • Johnsdotter S, Mestre i Mestre RM (2017). "‘Female genital mutilation’ in Europe: Public discourse versus empirical evidence." International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice 51: 14–23.

  • Johnsdotter S, Essén B (2016). "Cultural change after migration: Circumcision of girls in Western migrant communities." Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology 32: 15–25.

  • Johnsdotter S (2013). "European Somali children dumped? On families, parents, and children in a transnational context." European Journal of Social Work 18 (1): 81–96.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The role of values for equity in sexual and reproductive health: clinical encounters as contentious space in a multicultural society. The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte). 2018-2010.

  • A community-based participatory intervention to change attitudes towards female circumcision among Somali immigrants in Sweden: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Swedish Research Council & Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte). 2016-2018.

  • Genitals and gender: the politics of genital modifications. The Swedish Research Council. 2009-2012.

  • Evaluation of projects with Swedish Somalis as target group. The Swedish Inheritance Fund Commission. 2007-2009.

  • Transnationalism and integration: the global clan structure of Swedish Somalis. The Swedish Research Council. 2003-2005.

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